For coffee lovers, read past the jump for a fresh take on compostable coffee pods as well as an offer of a free brunch at Medina Cafe to learn more.

Canadians love their single-serve coffee pods, to the tune of over 1.5 billion brewed in homes and offices annually. Unfortunately, most of those pods are ecological dead-ends, ultimately filling up our dumps and landfills.

It is with this ongoing waste crisis in mind that OneCoffee announced the development of its latest brewing innovation: a 100% compostable single-serve coffee pod that will reduce the country’s coffee pod trash problem with a made-in-Canada solution.

OneCoffee 100% Compostable Coffee Pods

OneCoffee 100% Compostable Coffee Pods:

“When we introduced OneCoffee in 2013, we had a lofty goal to create a 100% compostable, organic, fair trade, single-serve coffee that tasted great,” says Gary Senez, Senior Vice President of OneCoffee. “Over the course of four years, we’ve gone from 90% biodegradable to 99% biodegradable, all while promising our customers we wouldn’t rest until we hit our target. Today we’re thrilled to say we’ve fulfilled that promise with our single-serve pods’ 100% Compostable certification from the Biodegradable Products Institute.”

To achieve 100% Compostable designation from the Biodegradable Products Institute (BPI), a product like OneCoffee’s new single-serve pods must be made using only certified compostable materials and pass tests proving it degrades into organic matter.

OneCoffee’s new 100% compostable, Keurig-compatible coffee pods boast plant-based PLA resin that performs beautifully and breaks down easily under commercial composting conditions.

OneCoffee Pod Creation

But OneCoffee’s work isn’t done yet. While the pods are 100% commercially compostable, there are no applicable green-bin composting standards across Canada. OneCoffee is actively reaching out to municipal, provincial and federal agencies to advocate for a compostable strategy.

OneCoffee Roasting

OneCoffee Free Brunch at Medina Cafe:

Who says there’s no such thing as a free brunch?

OneCoffee, roasted by Western Canada’s largest coffee roaster, is hosting a free brunch at the hottest spot in town: Medina Café (780 Richards St.) on Saturday, February 3, at 9:30am, to celebrate the launch the new, 100% compostable single-serve coffee pods.

OneCoffee Family

Enjoy a two-course brunch and guided tasting of OneCoffee’s organic & fair trade single-serve coffees — at no charge!

A limited number of free tickets are available through Eventbrite at (max two tickets per person).

Considering how crazy busy Medina Cafe is for brunch on a regular weekday, being able to stroll in at 9:30am on a weekend and be treated to a free 2-course brunch sounds absolutely amazing and I had to share the news. Happy brunching if you go!